Every week, Bramptonist will round up the interesting items on upcoming city council and committee meetings, so you don’t have to bore yourselves paging through huge (and, if we’re being honest, tedious) PDFs and to make it easier for you to be a well-informed resident.

All meetings are open to the public (aside from items which are specifically marked as closed) and are generally held in the City Council Chambers, unless stated otherwise.


Council Workshop

March 26, 10:30 a.m.
Boardroom WT-2C/D, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • An overview and discussion of the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal system that will replace the Ontario Municipal Board

Read the Agenda here.


Planning and Development Committee

March 26, 1:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Mini Skool “A Child’s Place” at 178 Church Street is proposing to light up its front yard sign, which isn’t allowed in the zoning bylaw (page 7)
  • A report on the status of all development cases directly involving the City of Brampton at the Ontario Municipal Board and the (Heritage) Conservation Review Board (page 28)
    • There are currently 49 cases active

Read the Agenda here.


Committee of Adjustment

March 27, 9:00 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • The Brampton Bramalea Christian Fellowship Church on Bramalea Road between Mayfield and Countryside, is proposing the split their lot in half in order to be able to propose a 6 storey apartment building

Read the Agenda here.


Age-Friendly Brampton Advisory Committee

March 27, 7:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT-2C/D, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Presentation on the “Accessibility for Life” program (page 10)
    • Program that addresses physical infrastructure issues
    • AODA legislation is primary focused on accessibility, whereas city program also considers age
  • Presentation from Sheridan College on Building Connected communities and supports for seniors (page 33)

Read the Agenda here.


Committee of Council

March 28, 9:30 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

2017/2018 Fire and Emergency Update Presentation (page 66)

  • Brampton Fire handled 24,320 calls last year
  • 79 per cent of incidents were responded to in 384 seconds (6.4 minutes) or less
  • 56 per cent of incidents were medical related; only 2 per cent (489) was directly related to a fire or explosion
  • 129 fire issues dealt with houses; this has been decreasing since 2011
  • Three areas, or “hot zones” of fire issues
    • City Centre (Torbram/Queen/Norton Park Trail/halfway between Clark and Steeles)
    • Ridgehill (Bovaird/Chinguacousy/Queen/Main)
    • Ambro Heights (Chinguacousy/407/Main/half between Steeles and Queen)
  • Opioid Crisis
    • 164 opioid hospital visits in 2015
    • Peel paramedics administered overdose medicine Naloxone 39 times in Brampton between August and November 2017
    • Peel has lowest cases, but largest change
    • All fire equipment will have Naloxone added by the second quarter of 2018

Access to City Culture/Performance Space for Arts Groups (page 146)

  • The report is in response to delegations from Brampton Musical Theatre (BMT) and B-Jazzed groups on January 31
  • Concerns due to closure of the Lester B. Pearson Theatre (LBP) for 8 months in 2019 for renovations
  • No actual city-approved policy on city facility usage
  • New policies to be presented in part with Culture Master Plan in June 2018
  • BMT looking for 4 weeks a year from the Rose Theatre when they are displaced from LBP
  • Staff looked at BMT ticket sales from the past five years and have determined they have declined by 25 per cent, and that BMT shows contribute 5-7 per cent to the Rose Theatre totals, not 25 per cent as claimed by BMT
  • BMT has also requested extra time for the Youth Troupe at the Rose, but staff are recommending they go to the renovated Cyril Clark Theatre, which can accommodate their average performance ticket sales

Issues in Brief

  • Delegation from the Drug Awareness Society of Toronto, which is attempting to delay the sale of marijuana past July 2018 (page 13)
  • Delegation/presentation from Fazal Khan of the Neighbourhood Watch program (page 14)
    • Re-launched in January 2017
    • As of March 2018, there are more than 1,500 households registered for the new program
  • Staff report on recommending modernizing the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, which has been noted to be taking longer and costing more as time goes on (page 46)
  • The 2018 Rotary Rib and Roll is being moved from Gage Park to directly on street on Wellington Street between Main and George (page 52)
    • Event takes place May 25-27
    • This move accommodates growth in the event, as well as reducing impact on the grass at the park
  • Staff recommending recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the Peel Youth Charter (page 106)
  • “Key to the City” program will continue to be at the discretion of the mayor (page 141)
  • Report summarizing the legalization of marijuana (page 194)

Read the Agenda here.